President Bush commuted Monday the prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, facing 30 months in prison after a federal court convicted him of perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.
A commutation is a total right of the president and it cannot be challenged by any attorney or court(...)
Earlier Monday, a federal appeals court unanimously ruled that Libby could not delay serving his sentence, which would have put Libby just weeks away from surrendering to a prison.
So, an active participant in a massive coverup who was found guilty of same, a coverup involving treasonous activity not least of which involved lying to the public, involving their country in a penultimate war of choice and spending untold blood and treasure, in addition to revealing the protected identity of a covert C.I.A. agent as revenge for having a modest amount of truth spoken to them can now escape any meaningful penalties...No doubt the possibility of his informing on his higher-ups played a part in the decision-making process.
Enjoy the sunset, America.